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Quarterly Newsletter Winter 2016

A Message From Your   
ACHE of Massachusetts President
Dear Colleagues,

I am very excited to reflect on my 2-year term as chapter President as I hand over the baton to the capable hands of Andrea Paciello. My journey to this point started with a desire to play a wider systems role as a nurse leader and pursuit of the Fellow credential which opened up new worlds. A colleague and mentor tapped me to come onto the Massachusetts chapter board seven years ago. It has been amazing to be part of a growing and dynamic force for excellence in healthcare leadership. It's also been important to me to engage more members, strengthen governance and continue to grow the leadership for healthcare. I have learned that the most important mission of ACHE is to pull leadership forward. It is my hope our actions as a board models the practices and behaviors that we expect to see in the real world of health care organizations.

It has been an ambitious year for the chapter, and one of some firsts. We were able to incorporate member feedback to depart from traditional program formats and better meet members' needs, provide increased transparency by holding an open board meeting, launch the Diversity and Inclusion Committee to develop strategies on how to reach more healthcare leaders and establish a business meeting for members. Lastly, we finished up a video to highlight what it means to be a member of ACHE of MA and how valuable it can be for members - see the video here.

There are so many people to thank; our many volunteers, sponsors and members. Many thanks to Donna Powell, our chapter administrator, who is the point of contact for the chapter. It is with her support that the chapter and board are able to accomplish so much. And lastly, thank you to the board, I look forward to continuing my affiliation with the chapter.

Best Wishes for the New Year!

Karen O. Moore RN, MS, FACHE

Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Nursing Officer, Lawrence General Hospital

Outgoing and Incoming Board Members

The ACHE of MA Board thanks its three outgoing board members, who are finishing terms as of December 31, 2016. Dee Dee Chen, FACHE, Professional Staff Benefits Manager at Massachusetts General Hospital, served one year on the board as Treasurer, after having graciously agreed to fill a vacancy created when the prior Treasurer relocated to another state mid-way through his term. Jack Bailey, FACHE, Senior Director, Internal Medicine, Atrius Health, has served on the board for the past seven years, first as Massachusetts Regent and more recently as Membership & Advancement Chair. Over the years, Jack has strengthened our ties to members, especially those in the Western part of the Commonwealth, as well as our relationships with area schools in ACHE's Higher Education Network. Trish Hannon, FACHE, President & CEO, New England Baptist Hospital, completes her years of service on the board after having served two years each as President-Elect, President, and then Immediate Past President. Thank you to Dee Dee, Jack and Trish for their leadership and service.

Effective January 1st, the ACHE of MA Board welcomes three new members. Rachel Rosenblum, Vice President of Business Development, Atrius Health, will become Membership & Advancement Chair, Araceli Esquivel, FACHE, Director of Health Equity, Inclusion and Quality Improvement, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, will become an At-Large Board Member and also chair our Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Maureen Banks, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, will become an At-Large Board Member. We look forward to Rachel, Celi and Maureen's contributions and thank them in advance for their volunteer leadership and service.

Thank you also to the existing board members that will continue to serve on the board for another 2-year term starting January 1st. They are:
  • Andrea Paciello, FACHE, Executive Director, Teaching & Education, Massachusetts General Hospital - President
  • John Fogarty, FACHE, President & CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham - President-Elect
  • Karen Moore, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Nursing Officer, Lawrence General Hospital - Immediate Past President
  • Christine Schuster, President & CEO, Emerson Hospital - Secretary
  • Rick Berkman, FACHE, Partner, HealthCARE Management Consulting, LLC - Treasurer
  • Monique Porter, Director of Ambulatory Services, Newton-Wellesley Hospital - Communications Chair
  • John Christoforo, FACHE, President & CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare - Program Chair
  • Michael Turilli - Sponsorship Chair
  • Richard Corder, FACHE, Partner, Wellesley Partners - Massachusetts ACHE Regent
  • Alan Goldberg, FACHE, President, Applied Management Systems - At-Large Board Member
  • Rick Gregg, Director of Programs in Healthcare Administration, Suffolk University - Higher Education Network Faculty Representative

Thank You Volunteers!

Our Chapter is very special because of all our volunteers. We appreciate those of you who have donated your time this year.

Upcoming Events
Breakfast with Healthcare Champions
David Torchiana, MD, President & CEO, Partners HealthCare
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA 

Exclusive ACHE On-Location Program for Healthcare Executives 
6 Face-to-Face Credits
Hospitals and Healthcare Systems of the Future
Strategies for Becoming Sustainable and High Performing
Stephen Gelineau, Executive Vice President, GE Health Care Camden Group
Thursday, February 9, 2017
JFK Library, Boston, MA
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Early Careerist Network (ECN) 
  Hello from the ECN Leadership Team!

It's hard to believe 2016 is rapidly coming to an end, with 2017 just around the corner. This year brought many great experiences to ACHE of MA and its members, and the ECN Leadership Team was proud to be part of them! From linkedin Educational Panel Series, Networking, and Civic Engagement, to the kick-off of another Mentorship Program, reengaged relationships with our Higher Education Networks, and many new partnerships with sponsors who graciously support all of these efforts - we have had many reasons to celebrate!

Since my last update, a handful of events have taken place to wrap up the year:
- Our final two community service events for the year were held at the Great Boston Food Bank and brought volunteers together on October 15th and December 3rd to support the fight against hunger. We would like to extend our Thank You to the numerous volunteers who participated in these events on behalf of ACHE of MA this year, and we look forward to having you join us again next year!

- On October 18th the Mentorship Program hosted its Kick-off Event, bringing mentors and mentees together to meet for the first time and engage in networking with other program participants. This formal six-month program matched a total of 68 mentors and mentees, totaling 34 matches!

- The Panel Series: Role of the Media in Shaping the Public's Perception of Healthcare was hosted October 25th and was another opportunity for members to network and learn from industry professionals. The panelists included President & CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, John Fogarty, FACHE; Professor & Interim Chair of the New England College of Business Master of Healthcare Management Program, Dr. Samuel Rindell, MBA, DBA; and News Editor of STAT News, Lisa Raffensberger.

An exciting addition to our ECN Leadership Team this year was the creation of a new committee - Future Leader Development. Their vision inspired a partnership with City on a Hill Charter School and allowed volunteers on behalf of ACHE of MA to meet and interact with high school students, while increasing their awareness and understanding of career opportunities the healthcare industry has to offer. Committee members, Nina Jaklian Kandilian, Operations Manager, PULSE@MassChallenge and Zach Pepper-Cunningham, Senior Associate, athenaCare Coaching and Training Services at athenahealth, along with volunteers Nick Dougherty, Program Director, PULSE@MassChallenge and Entrepreneur and Herve Mathelier, Rules and Format Management Associate at athenahealth, spoke to the students about their experiences, interests, and what healthcare means to them, showcasing the variety of opportunities a future in healthcare makes possible. This is an initiative we were thrilled to bring to life and we look forward to its continuation!

It is with sincere gratitude that I conclude my final 2016 newsletter excerpt. I appreciate the opportunity to serve as your Early Careerist Network Vice-Chair and am incredibly thankful for the team of volunteers that surrounds me as the ECN Leadership Team, along with the Board and other ACHE of MA committees, and our supportive ECN sponsors. I look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming 2017 event and wish you and yours the happiest of holidays!

Ann-Marie M. Panebianco, Lahey Health
Vice-Chair, Early Careerist Network

Missed the Fall Conference?  

All the attendees participated in the "Marshmallow Challenge" a innovative exercise. Below are some pictures from that event.



Job Banks - ACHE of MA & ACHE   

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